The Global Forest Goals Report 2021
Realizing the Importance of Forests in a Changing World
The “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” is the first flagship publication produced by the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The publication presents an overview of progress towards achieving the Global Forest Goals and associated targets of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests. It provides a summary of actions taken and challenges encountered by Member States in their efforts to achieve the Global Forest Goals and highlights the areas of progress and areas where more action is required. The publication also highlights how progress toward the Global Forests Goals contributed to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and outlines several “success stories” to illustrate best practice and innovative ideas. The publication is based on fifty-two national reports submitted by Member States to the fifteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF15) as well as nineteen voluntary national contributions announced by Member States. This information from national reports is also supplemented with bio-physical data from FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020.